Crimean authorities take measures to ensure water supplies after Ukraine stops supplying Dnieper water

The Crimean authorities transfer rivers of the peninsula to the North Crimean Canal bed after Ukraine ceased completely Dnieper water supplies to Crimea, Crimean First Deputy Prime Minister Rustam Temirgaliyev said.

The Crimean authorities transfer rivers of the peninsula to the North Crimean Canal bed after Ukraine ceased completely Dnieper water supplies to Crimea, Crimean First Deputy Prime Minister Rustam Temirgaliyev said.

Water supplies to Crimea via the North Crimean Canal have been stopped completely, Ukrainian mass media outlets reported on Saturday. In the past weeks the volume of water coming to Crimea via the canal was decreased significantly.

According to the information of head of the Crimean State Council for economic and financial policy Vitaly Nakhlupin, on April 24 Crimea received via the North Crimean Canal just 4 cubic meters per second, while the required amount is 80-90 cubic meters.

"The peninsula does not and will not have fresh water deficit even during droughty summer period. New wells are drilled, river beds are transferred to the North Crimean Canal and reconstruction of troubled water pipes has started," Temirgaliyev posted on his Facebook account.

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